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Ropa Vieja

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Caribbean, Cuban
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1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 411
    Excellent
  • 281
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice meal

Went there on our first night in San Juan. Empanadas were hot and fresh, fish was good, but would have preferred it grilled. I had the ground beef, Puerto Rican style and it was good. Both the fish and ground beef were served with a good salad and great plantains. Drinks left a lot to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
dabears11
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Bradenton, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

There were raves about this cuban/puerto rican restaurant. It was OK. Nothing spectacular. waitstaff was ok. recommended that no rice goes with fish. mashed potatoes. ok. never heard of that one. once we received the bill we paid/tipped well. and no thank you. that sealed the deal of not going back.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Went there on our first night in San Juan. Empanadas were hot and fresh, fish was good, but would have preferred it grilled. I had the ground beef, Puerto Rican style and it was good. Both the fish and ground beef were served with a good salad and great plantains. Drinks left a lot to be desired. All in all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had a business dinner here and everyone enjoyed their food. The food was amazing from the appetizer to the desert. I had the churascarra skirt steak and it was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is small and intimate. The service was great. I definitely recommend this place.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Staying for a week at a nearby hotel had us constantly walking past this restaurant. And they were always busy. Our last night in San Juan had us eating there just to check it out. We're so glad we did. My partner got the filet medallions with melted bleu cheese and I had the veal marinated in rosemary. Both entrees... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Condado Vanderbilt. Looking for a local restaurant with casual atmosphere and delicious food within walking distance. This place was recommended by the hotel and perfectly met our needs. Place was busy on a Friday night. There was a wait for a table, and we got on a list. After a few minutes, two seats at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I went here on the recommendation of our hotel concierge service and it was wonderful. I had the Ropa Vieja and it was absolutely delicious. My fiancé had the grilled chicken breast and hers was very good too. It ran about $20 per plate and we each were able to take home a full plate of leftovers!... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I ordered the grilled chicken breast on the recommendation of the waitress. It was very mediocre and I had wished I had ordered something else. It was a little dry, and just very blah. However, my sides were outstanding- rice and red beans, sweet plantains. Portions were fine (not huge, but not small either). The desserts we ordered (flan and... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been eating here at least 3 times per visit on our yearly trip to Condado for the last 7 years. We have always loved the food which is why we consistently come back. Our only complaint over the previous 6 years had been the attitude that came with the service half of the time. Well, I'm happy to... More 

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Troy, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm not a Risotto fan so when the Enterprise Attendant recommended we go to Ropa Vieja because they have the most awesome Risotto, I was not thrilled but we went anyway. I told the waitress I'm not a big fan of Risotto so she went back to the kitchen and brought me a small plate of a cheesy risotto with... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food was the best we had on our week vacation. The service was outstanding. We went twice and loved it both times. It gets crowded so it's best to make reservations. The Dorado was delicious as were the shrimp. Because it gets crowded, the noise level gets high, but I would go back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 725 2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?